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TF Times-News Quotes Hucks Poll

In case you were wondering, Huckleberries Online isn't the only media entity in Idaho that believes the Idaho Legislature has given way to hysteria. The Twin Falls Times-News has, too. In fact, the TFTN editorialist today uses the results of a poll conducted here at Huckleberries Online to launch a comment about the silliness of the overwhelmingly GOP Legislature to waste time declaring a wolf emergency. Remember? I asked you which scared you most -- wolves in the Idaho wilderness or legislators in Boise. By a 74% to 10% margin, you said that legislators were scarier. The Times-News editorial said: "Any governor would need his head examined if he invoked HB343, sending cops traipsing off into the backcountry while there are real criminals on the streets." And: " ... our Legislature has completely abandoned reasoned discourse." And: "Under every speaker of the House and president of the Senate we can think of — extending back to Pete Cenarrusa and Jack Murphy — lawmakers took pride in not wasting their constituents’ money on hysterical nonsense. That’s not the case anymore." Full editorial here.

Question: Which issue do you consider to be the silliest that the Legislature wasted time on this year?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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